06 Jan 2016

Leonardo’s To Do List

When it comes to polymath genius innovators, it is hard to beat Leonardo da Vinci. He died on May 2, 1519, yet people stake out his exhibits and push in front of his paintings like newly converted groupies. Here in Vancouver, we experienced the da Vinci devotion at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s

15 Dec 2015

Tiko Kerr

If you were to make a rough sketch of the Greater Vancouver area, which major elements would you include? Chances are that you would draw in some major bridges, downtown landmarks, oceans and mountains. And chances are that Tiko Kerr, one of Vancouver’s most beloved artists, has painted some of

12 Nov 2015

Jamie Evrard

The bouquet was on its last stems. Peonies starting to droop; petals ragged and browning. Leaves curling their way back to the midrib. Each flower staking out its final resting place on the edge of the cellophane. “Perfect,” though artist Jamie Evrard. “I’ll take this one.” “Oh no,” said the

06 Oct 2015

Andre Petterson :

Hurray! Andre Petterson is getting ready to mount another show at the Bau-Xi Gallery. Opening night in Vancouver will be on October the 24th. “I’m currently working with images and thoughts of past years and travel experiences,” says Petterson. “Floaters – things that perk away and remain unresolved for awhile,

14 Mar 2015

TERBYWONDER

I first heard about Terrence TERBYWONDER Bunting through another gifted artist. The two of them were guests at a ‘do anything you want to the walls, for tomorrow we renovate’ party. Everyone was busy painting, but gradually the others dropped their own brushes to stare at TERBYWONDER. The artist was swiftly filling

04 Mar 2015

Dana Mooney

She had been dreaming about it for a while. Finally, one year ago, she did it. One year ago, Dana Mooney left her day job and started working full-time as a painter. “It was the scariest moment of my life. It’s still scary.” Mooney had been painting since she was

09 Dec 2014

Carol Henriquez

People know how to stretch a dollar in the arts – recycle the canvas, paint over the prop, build a makeshift theatre in some unused warehouse space. Not many, however, would dare to start a full-fledged, multi-department non-profit with $250. Yet, that is exactly how much artist Carol Henriquez and dancer